Most Georgians can agree that the daily commute in Atlanta traffic is one of the most common stressors we  face. Each day residents gear up for the long commute in traffic on the highways, knowing that it’s going to be a long ride to and from work.

This is not the case for Karen Kubecka, whose daily commute is all of 25 feet door to door.

Kubecka began her career in Internet marketing, but about three years back felt an urge to try something new. Looking  for an age friendly career where she could utilize her current skills, Kubecka came across Jim Chapman Communities.  She started as a hostess for the Brookhaven at Sugarloaf location, but worked diligently to earn her real estate license.

Upon obtaining her license, Kubecka looked for a community to establish both herself and her career. She got her chance when Jim Chapman built the Haven at Lost Mountain, an active adult community located in west Cobb. The Haven at Lost Mountain offers spectacular homes from the $190,00s specifically designed for active adults. Kubecka quickly moved in and established herself as a permanent resident,  parking her car in the visitor’s lot each day.

Living in the community has proven to be a terrific selling point for Kubecka, who finds that the relationships with her clients change immediately upon finding out that she also lives in the community where she works.

“We are able to develop a conversation and a relationship as neighbors.” said Kubecka. “That’s what’s really neat about this arrangement.”

Who knows? As gas prices go up and traffic increases maybe more and more Georgians will find themselves following Kubecka’s lead and moving their homes closer to work.

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